Frequently Asked Questions

Rare Diamond Investor (RDI) is focused on providing a safe and secure environment for individual investors and collectors alike to purchase and learn more about precious gemstones. We adhere to the highest of industry standards and strive for excellence when educating and consulting our valued clients. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions as well as our credentials.

It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. The demand for rare fancy colored diamonds has increased significantly over the years while supply is exceedingly limited. In fact prices are expected to increase sharply in the near future due to a number of reasons including the closing of one of the largest colored diamond producers, the Argyle Mine in Australia due in 2018. These beautiful stones are an alternative, a hard asset that can truly diversify your investment portfolio and add the dynamic of portable wealth in your possession that not even precious metals can provide.

Supply and demand! Many mines today are reaching their peak potential, one of the largest colored diamond mines (the Argyle Mine, Australia) is scheduled to close in 2018 while there hasn’t been a new discovery since 2001. Also consider another factor driving demand are all of the emerging economies creating new consumers globally that recognize the value of investing in tangible assets and have a desire for some of the rarer and finer assets.

Our diamonds and gemstones are accurately graded by expert gemologists at the most respected gemological laboratories like the GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) and are accompanied with a certificate.

Investing in precious gems is typically a long-term investment. In recent years we have seen significant increases in the prices of natural colored diamonds due to new emerging economies, popularity, scarcity, and the collectability value due to the unique qualities of each individual stone. It is advisable to hold onto your investment for at least a minimum (5-7) years. Prices for these gemstones are expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

It is very unlikely that your colored diamond will lose value. These stones have experienced unprecedented increases in value over recent years due to supply and demand. Also consider the fact that they can be considered as a hedge against inflation in uncertain economic times and have outperformed precious metals like gold and silver.

First speak with one of our diamond experts who will assist you with any questions you may have, as well as the selecting your gemstone. Once you have made a decision you should place a deposit on your gemstone to secure it’s availability. We’ll provide you with an invoice and full documentation. Shipping arrangements will be made for you to take delivery of your gemstone once the full balance is paid.

Cut and clarity are not as important when choosing colored diamonds as it is with white diamonds. White diamonds are graded from D to Z while Fancy Colored Diamonds are graded by Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep , Fancy Dark, and Fancy Vivid. The more intense the color, the greater the value and individual colors have greater value than a diamond with a secondary hue.

Certification has become known as the “5th C” when grading and categorizing diamonds and precious gemstones. This provides independent third party assurance by reputed experts at gemological laboratories like the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Buyers receive a complete scientific report of their gemstone. Specific details are recorded of the stone like color, the clarity, the carat weight, cut, and occasionally the origin of the stone are all included in the certification.

GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. was established in 1931 and is recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on diamonds and other gemstones. When buying diamonds and other gemstones it is important to have a GIA certificate that describes every detail about the stone as well as it’s own identification number.

The Kimberley Process is supported by over 70 countries and helps prevent what are called “conflict diamonds” or “blood diamonds” from entering the market. The United Nations has mandated this system that documents every diamond imported or exported through participating countries.

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